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attention of both presidential ca present obama will be making a ake e callto the isrr nos job,omne bh cosanetanyahu will b pressing his case o&. her lied countries need to do tstop ira from getting a nuclr bomb. so here's what he id before the general assembly. >> where should a red line b drawn? red line shod bedr right he here. before -- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment mess to me a bo. >> it reminds us of thatld boris and llwinkle with the bomb and the fuse and all that. it was really quite bizarre way to demonstrate this red line.
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talk a little bit about what we anticipate, what we expect from this phone call, first of all, betwesidt obama and netanyahu? >> well, as you know, president obama decided not to mee with mr. -- with prime minister netanyahu. haf, i guess, you know, a little cold shoulder, so doings he is going te a phone call although they're notaying it directly, you can kind of feel that maybe this is a that there w a little blow-back from , that he was maybe delibe this tting them on at speech yesterday by tend ime ministers important for themond that's part oidea thatthe unit sta israel, and other countrarworkingogethe ryo get i to fr getting any type of nuclear device. >> is there a sensejill, om peo at the dep o in
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the white house that they missed an opportunity he t a face-to-f conversation with netanyahu, perhaps they could have improved and ease tension between these two leaders? >> well, methey tnk wanted to send a mesge because theyfeel -ltt ere g ed and pressured by mr. netanyahuto set that red line, and thatwat th speechhatmrnetanyahhad yesterday was all about. >> h said ly h put the pr tthem, and ultimately they will cave. i think, you know, it's very important that they -- that they decide let's say it was a message that they wanted to send. >> sure. and talk a little bit about the relationship between mitt romney and netanyahu. i mean, they're old friends. they worked back in the day at a begs consulting company in the hasvold ove the lst 35 years. they're going to be on the phone aswell.
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>> rig. and, wel personally, they know each other. it's actll almo40 years that they've known each other. they werconsultants, in the and so there's that personal relationship and don't forgetromney also went to israel ver the summer and visited. israel is important for him obviously politically. >> it could help him to pick up jewish votes spshgs that could be important in places like florida. he also could pick up some chstian --on christians who support israel, and then also, it gives him a chance to slam mr. obama on iran and try to make the case that obama is weak on iran, so it is useful for him on a number of levels. >> all right. jill, wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall or listening in on either one of those phone conversations today. if you get a heads up or read-out, please let us know.
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thanks, jill. >> nearly 100 people were killed in syria today. we're talking about today during attacks between the government troops and rebel fighters. >> most of people died here fighting in the city of aleppo. you see those images there. it is the same day that secretary of state hillary clinton is there. they're dedicate to ending the syrian civil w and helping the people whose lives have been ruined. earlier this week more than 340 people were killed in a single day of fighting in syria. now, government forces are also reportedly shelling parts of damascus and holmes as well. well, u.s. intelligence is now showing us that syria has moved chemical weapons for security reasons. defense secretary leon panetta characterized itsimited movement and bieved the stockpiles were secured by the syrian military. now, panetta says the sites are
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being monitored b the united states and other countries. he says they're keeping a close eye on th situation. earlier today barbara star questioned the defense secretary about the development, and she's h- just a few monts. >> there's gr ap in d.c. that's figured out a way to send u. dollars rebels, and the government, well, the u.s. government is nott happy about this. brian todd has the story. >>orter:unned at the beginning,syrian's rebels have gradually gained strength, taking the figh me directly to bashar al assad's regime and scoring ies have started om thicomputer in shington? herehat's where you can a hey conduct - whe thave a stronghold. >> brian heads the u.s.-based arm of gro, a nogoveal grodedicated to help rebels. >> why did you want to do this
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>> wel,ou know, i have a, and he's 18 mo old, d i think that -- i sawy images of what w goi on there. 2-year-olds that are, you know, white, pale, and lifeless. >> on his group's website, you can donate usesing a credit card or pay says pal. the website explicitly states your money can be used by the free syrian army to buy weapons. he says they've raised a couple hundred thousand dollars so far. most of it from a syrian ex-pats. it's all legal. a former nato political officer got the treasury department to give the syrian support group a license so it can raise money for e rebs witho violating a way forhe st syri vernment to allow. >> it's just three blocks from the white house just beyond those trees.
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is clear. his group is nott directly supplying the rebel with weapons. it can't do that legally. he says the money goes to rebel commanders on ground, people who they've vetted thoroughly who buy the weapons. he says those commande have to sign a ocmatif prciples saying they'll follow the geneva decratic ideals. cnn contributor tom dangerous. >> you almost end up with a internnal fast and furious program. we'll nd those wpons there, and they'll end up in theight hands, and we'll be able to track them later. noyou won't. that's what we have right now in libya. utow do you know that these people are not ju gning your proclamation just to get the weapons and then use it for nefarious purpose? >> we use third party contacts on the ground and use the relationships with family members, the context that our board, all syrian-american, have had for years. >> but they're so providing intelligence. say yerz and his colleague in canada communicate with rebel commanders directly often after analyzing google satellite maps of the battlefield.
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>>. >> realing-time communication, d,rc going direly to syrian rebel on the ground from a private office in washington and a basement in toronto. contacted by cnn, the state department wasn't thrilled with the arrangement. one ficial is saying further militaryizing the conflict is not something the vast majority of syrians are seeking and that it could potentially lead to greater loss of life. >> brian todd is joining us from d.c. bria so l get this straight here. anybody with a credit card can go to the website, give money, that eventually could end up in the hands of rebel fighters and provide a weapon for those rebel fighters. is it just as easy as that? >> it absolutely is, suzanne. he showed me the website yesterday. can you go there with your own credit card. you can use pay pal. you can pretty much give as much money as you want, and that money wiet toyrian rebel
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commanders on the grndnd basically it's their discretion on how to use it. theyan i for medical supplies. they can use it for communications equipment, but, s, they can also use it to get, know, guns, weapons, ammunition. things like . it's pretty smooth, actually. >> in your piece there sounds like a lot of questions whether ally adequate to be putting a lot tstsome of these guys on the ground. we don't even know really who some of these peopleare, b how do they resolve all the weapons, the tonf weapons that would be left in syria after the fighting stops? >> well, brian saysays the do vet therysl and make them sign that proclamation, of course. u can gn aroclamation and rend it meaningless the moment you sign itf you are in a situation like that. it's chaotic on the ground. there's no guarantee that these weapons aren't going to be flowing and tom fuees our contributor says he may well just have a chaotic weapons flow because of this. he said that if you look at libya right now, he says it's
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not impossible that the weaponry used m attack that killed the u.s. ambassador came from u.s. sources with the noble idea of overwing dhafi, but it's still not impossible that those weapons were used in that attackearshat this could happen in syria. >>nd,brn, the state department, you said they'rehin? >> idoesn't look like they can. this group has a license from the treasury department. it is legal. it is money going for a certain cause, andndthe perimeters that they've s here, this is legal. you can but beth the state rtme is watching this. >> an. th syria. we told youearlier a meetg was going on betwe ttsz t heing thoplef syria that are caught in at civwar, of course. wellm,teons edicts that the nuer of syrian people o fle tir homes is going reach700,000 by the end of this year. that's about 3% of the entire population of syria too afraid
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and the candate's speech pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters.
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i wanto go to a cpaign rally. this is mitt romney live in wayne, left ofphiladelphia. this is at the valley rge military academy and college. let's listen in. >>one of our national hymns says it well, in my view. oh beautiful for heroes proved elf iberating strife who more eir country ved and mercy more than life. for all of youho serd in our military, would you please raise yr h, those also in the military today, please raise your hand d thanu. >> now, about a year ago i had the opportunity to speak at the cil in south carolina where al anoso militar academy was training yog people to consider
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miliry, andust like this group of cadets behind me, they didn't move when i told my jokes, so i learned not to worry about that. at that address that i gave there, i said a number of things that i thought were important. one was that this next century, the one we're now in, must be a american century, and by that i mean that america must continue to ld e wod and the ee world must continue to lead the entire world. there otdels out around the world wondering should we follow america, and the model o freedom with opportunity that's presented by economic freedomnd personal freedom and economic freedom, or should we instead follow the model of a nation like china, for instance, whose me is growing? do you understand that china's economy is growing at about 7% or 8%. russia's economy is growing at 4%. our economy is growing at 1.3%.
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we're on a very different road than what i think the world expects for the people of the united states of america, and if i'm elected president of this country,ly get us back on a road of growth and prosperity and strength. [ eeng ] >> now, as we've seen over the last year, the world needs american leadership. i think we look around, and we say why is it we're at the mercy of events? why are we not shaping events? the other day -- i mean, the other day the president said that, you know, he has a vision for what's going to happen in the middle east, but there are going to be bumps in the road along the way. i don't consider 20,000 or 30,000 people dying in syria just a bump in the road or a muslim brotherhood president in egypt a bump in the road. i don't consider the killing of
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our diplomats in libya as a bump in the road, and i sure as heck don't consider iran becoming nuclear a bump in the road. we need someone who recognizes the seriousness of what's ahead and is willing to lea the administration -- the administration has characterized their foreig i call that following. it's time for america to lead, and we will lead again. now, it's difficult -- it's difficult to lead the world if we have an economy that's not thriving and putting people to work. it's difficult to lead the world when you have a president deciding to cut our military commitment by $1 trillion. that's 1,000 billion dollars over the next decade. the secretary of defense, as i said, has called that a devastating series of cuts to
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our military. you realize th our ny is olr and --excuseme. it is smaller. our navy is smaller in terms of the number of ships that at any time since 1917. our air force is older and smaller than y time since it wasounded in 1947. yet, we continue toe funding out of our litary. this idea of $1 trillionin cuts to our military is wrong. when i'm el psident of the united states, we will restore oumilitary. we will not cut our military commitment. >> mitt romney of pennsylvania in a very critical swing state.
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>> is he concerned that this means something aggressive? >> the syrian ridge i'm, because of their own security concerns, because of the deteriorating security situation inside syria has moved some chemical weapons to consolidate some of the main sites, but i want you to listen to what he had to say because he then offered a bit of a different take on it. have a listen. >> those sites do remain secured by the syrian military. there has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. where exactly that's taken plac we don't know.=s
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>> there have been some mov, and where actly at's taken place, we don't know. 's a litfficdit to figure out howthe secretary can y everhing is secure when he also says there's been s e moves and th really don't know . >> this is something being watched around the clock. >> that would be an optimistic perception there. let's see if it squares with what the defense secretary told you? >> we have been very clear to the assad regime, but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start saying a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus,
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my equation. >> so, barbara, is the calculus -- is the equation changing here? that's what the -- the president said the red line. how do you square that with what the defense aekt is saying today many. >> listen to what the president is saying. you're right. a whole lot of weapons moving around. the pentagon seems to feel at this point that it is for security purposes security consolidation as we've been saying, but, you know, at what point does that change. at what point do they see the potenti potential. that's the critical juncture. they don't think it's there yet, but the president said something very interesting. the rebelling i'm other other players. as the fighting intensifies in syria, one of the big emerging concerns is what if the rebels begin to take some of these weapons? what if they gain access to them? capture a military facility where some of these weapons are. the rebels may be as big a concern right now as the regime.
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battles raging today in control of somalia. there hasn't been a working government there for decades. right now soldiers from the african unio are fhting against a militant group that has ties to al qaeda. now, troops like these from ken are a, they are in southern somalia right now fighting militants. today they say this battle has turned. want to bring in michael holmes to talk about this. al shabaab is the name. linked to al qaeda. is this something that is linked to the osama bin laden al qaeda, or is it a little bit further out? what is this group? >> it's linked to the al qaeda and the islamic -- the aqim al qaeda. they share the same ideaologies. they said they were merging with al qaeda. it's an ultra conservative islamic group that was really born out of the chaos of the owll, where there was no government and, you know, clanz were running everything, and that's where they came from, and, yes, they wantk shaara la allied with al qaeda. now, this town that -- it's a
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city really. very important place. it's in the southern part of the country, but what makes it important is that it is their only urban base that's left. they control huge parts of the country. it's the only urban base. it's also a port, and that's why it's important. they get their weapons in from the port, and they get taxes. it's basically because it's a port,t'sheir funding. they're trying to cling on to this place, and that's why the african union wants them out. >>ho is arge on the ground? ? >> the kenyans are running this operation. it's an african union force ostensibly under the awes piss of the -- they're pretty good, actually. the kenyans are fighting. they claim that they've taken most of the city, but others disagree. it's a very confusing sort of shifting situation. >> it's strange because this fighting is happening. people are learning about this through twitter, i understand. how does that -- >> it's an interesting angle, isn't it. a sign of the times.
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>> there's an al shabaab twitter account. they said, month, you haven't. we're still here. >> the twitter war happening at the same time. >> it's bizarre. >> who is actually in charge when it comes to the government here? i mean, is there actually somebody who -- we know that there's fighting going on, but ishe this chaos? >> this is the problem. you and i had this conversation a while ago. there was good news that they elected their first president. the first president elected inside the country in decades. this guy pretty much inherited a bit of a poison chal is because he is inheriting a country that's really a patchwork of different territories with different interests involved. uganda and from ethiopia and, of course, the kenyans,
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well, they have littat of it. you have the clans and the militias. you have the al shabaab who control huge areas of land. this is the last city, as i said, and theb you've got the pirates. let's not forget them. they're still active insomalia. they're trying to get good and services up to love them. s a hotbed of everything. all right. thank you very much, michael. appreciate it. >> a topic that sparked heated debate, but this protest lft in speechless. thwere wen who were naked outside the parliament. they were not iffing to be ignored. cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...but you still have to go to the gym.
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this is annure gu. dozens showed up to protest over abortion rights. rafael roman explains. >> reporter: it was a protest that left many people speechless. a group of naked women with their bodies painted orange in order to send a message about respect for their reproductive rights. the scene outside the parliamentary building in uruguay was one of multiple protests in favor and against the bill that would legalize abortion in the south american country. inside the parliament building the debate was heated with legislators split down the middle over the bill. overcome with emotion, legislator perez said his conscious as a father did not allow him to vote for the bill. at the end of a 16-hour marathon session, legislators approved the bill with the slimmest of margins, 50-49. >> translator: this law will produce more health benefits and will reduce the number of abortions because of the medical
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and psychological assistance it will make available to women. >> reporter: urugauam senate is likely to -- the bill gives women the right to have an abortion durg the first 12 eks of pregnancy, during the first 14 in the case of rape, but before getting an ortion, women uld have to consult with a gynecologist, a psychologist, and a social worr conr her options for a period of five days. most countries in lat cases of rape, incest to save a woman's life, or whenhe is malfmed. uruguay would join a short list ou abortion is legal on request up to a certain stage of pregnancy. >> translator: abortion in cuba is legal. however, maternal mortality is twice as much adds uruguay. legalizing abortion has no affect on maternal mortality. >> reporter: the practice is 12i8 outlawed in the rest of the
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mainly capital cult. public hospitals make the so-called morning after pill available to their patients. >> rafael romo joins us. you and i were talking about this. you had a lot of blurring to do there to even get this on television. it caused quite a stir there, but let's talk about the role of the catholic church, and are they a dominant force here when it comes to politics and abortion rigs sf. >> they are definitely a dominant force, and this bill has polarized uruguay. with the catholic church groups who defend women's rights, who say that the main -- the parliament mainly composed by men, referring to the site, that mainly affects women, and so it's the third time around that they try to aprauf a bill like that. this time in the lower house of congress they were successful, but it still has to go to the senate and to the president. >> it's amazing how similar actually when you talk about this story that it is to the debate that's happening here in
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this country as well. how is this going to play out? what do we expect? >> well, what i heard from from my contacts in uruguay is what's next is really a formality. that both the senate and the president, have already indicated that they will sign it into law. the senate will approve it, and the president will sign it into law, and there's a whole movement to the left in urugua wr. this is the same country that is proposing to legalize marijuana for personal consumption, so that gives you an idea of what's happening there in this south american country. >> all right. rafael, good to see you. thank you. he is part of the biggest political crisis to hit china in two decades. now beijing is making sure that his fall from grace is complete. ] ♪ [ male announcer ] every car we build must make adrenaline pump and pulses quicken. ♪ to help you not just to stay alive... but feel alive. the new c class is no exception.
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takeover in katmandu. the plane collided with an eagle before it went down, officials say. it is believed to be a factor in the crash, but a full investigation is underway. brits, chinese, nepalese were all among those on board, and british passengers were on their way to begin a hike to mount everest. the politicians fall from greece. china's -- once a rising star bo once topped the list of contenders for team of politicians who effectively would rule the country. well, all that's changed when earlier this year his wife was arrested in a murder case. she was recently convicted in last year's poisoning death of a british businessman. bo is accused of covering up for his wife. he also faces charges for improper sexual relationship with a number of women and accepting bribes and abusing his power. ahead on newsroom international -- >> so here's the key question. how can you really tell how connected place really is?
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what's the visual evidence that shows how active people are on-line? well, to find out i decided to conduct a bit of an experiment. >> he is going to join us live to tell us how kenyans responded to his challenge. my payments into little bite-size chunks. i mean you feel me right? yeah. uh, sir... ah... [ male announcer ] layaway's back. shop now and have more time to pay. walmart. it's got that sweet honey taste. but no way it's 80 calories, right? no way, right? lady, i just drive the truck. right, there's no way right, right? have a nice day. [ male announcer ] 80 delicious calories. fiber one. something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar.
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an experiment in the kenyan capital of nairobi. take a look. >> reporter: back in the year 2000 kenya had a mere 200,000 internet users in the country. by the close of 2011, though, that number had jumped to 10.5 million web users. as a result, kenya is now cited as one of the most plugged in countries on the african continent. here's the key question. how can you really tell how connected a place really is? what's the visual evidence that shows how active people are on-line? well, to find out i decided to conduct a bit of an experiment. last night i sent out a tweet simply saying inside africa would be a certain cafe at a certain time and if you wanted to appear on the show, just tell me the password. i have just arrived at mail in nib rowy where the password is connected. will anybody show up, and will
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anybody continue? let's find out. ♪ >> all right. let's sea< >> hey. >> hey. >> how are you? >> fine. >> whas yourame? my name is james. >> nice to meet you. snoo nice to meet you too, erol. welcome to kenya. that's how we do it. >> very nice. >> all right. >> now, the password is connected. >> that's exactly right. >> all right. >> you get to take a seat. >> password, connected. >> you are correct. >> erol? >> yes. >> password is connected. >> yes. how are you? come take a seat. >> connected. >> okay. they know the password. tell me, first of all, how did you see my tweet? where did you read it? how did you find it? >> i follow ow twitter so, i saw that yesterday night, and i decided, well, i'm going to get myself. >> what i'm interested in is how connected kenyans are to the
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web, so do you check twit other your mobile phone? are you on computer. how do you really interact? >> both mobilphones, tablets, and computers. >> how is your life better being on the web and being mobile? >> trying to get in touch with people and all that and to search for jobs. you don't have to go physically to an office. you can call or e-mail. that's easier, which is great here. >> why do you think people in nigh robe where i are so connected on the web and so vocal on-line as well? >> kenyans are open-minded and adapt to change. especially on social media and technology. day to day we have to be connected. it's turning out to be a lifestyle. >> erol is joining us from johannes berg. is he the host of cnn international's inside africa. i used to live in kenya back
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before there was internet. it's fascinating to see how connected they are. do you think part of it was your testing your popularity as well? you know, your twitter followers. >> suzanne, if that was the experiment, it would have failed ms. ably, actually. it's because so many people in kenya do use the internet. for useful things, like making mobile payments, but also to socialize. what i have found is you could describe kenya now as the california of africa. its population is around the same. california is approaching 38 million. kenya is more than 43 million. it has east africa's google headquarters there. most importantly, though, it has these silicone valley-style innovation hubs where young tech entrepreneurs can go and develop their website and cross -- work with other like-minded people to develop things. i saw apps like an app for farmers so they can check market price of their goods so the middle man can't mislead them. interactive tablets so that students can look at video and
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images in their textbooks so to speak to make that more interesting, and even interactive maps to track government projects to make sure people's money is being spent wisely. that would be useful in california or anywhere in the u.s. even. >> sure. i understand your experiment continued. what else did you discover? >> well, we actually went to this innovation hub, and i interviewed some of the people. >> we also rldzed for kenya a reason that it stands out is because it has an underwater sea cable that allows high speed internet. that's a rarity in africa. the government also facilitate this is, and they want to build their own proper silicone value, and suzanne, can you test this out. they're proud people and like to express themselves. if you second a stwooet fweet
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right now, the hash tag kot, that means kenyan on fwiter, will get a response from someone on the other side of the road. if you say shout out to kot from the other side of the web, i guarantee that someone in kenya will reply to you. >> i will rye that. that's pretty cool. where are you headed next? >> well, next on "inside africa" we go to kenya's neighbor to the south, tans kneea, to look at why more people in tanzania believe in witch craft than anywhere else in africa, and we also go to zanzabar, and furz will be able to see that at cnn.com/insideafrica. >> i'll be sending out those tweets. thank you. our moeshl society initiative taking a lake-effect at how mobile technology is changing our world from health to personal relationships to business. for more coverage go to cnn.com/our mobile society or visit our mobile society section in the cnn mobile apps. >> of course, we all have our guilty pleasures. high in calories.
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there's always a risk when you mess with tradition, but chinese bakers are putting a new twist on a very old pastry that is popular this time of we're. we take a look and a bite into the newest flavors of moon cakes. >> reporter: this is a moon cake. it's china's calorie leyden counterpart to the west's christmas fruitcake. bought and eaten during china's version of thanksgiving. usually in september to celebrate the full harvest moon and the return home of family. wingwah bakery pioneered one filling, now popular today.
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>> translator: we introduce thissed white lotus paste moon cake in the 1960s. it contains less sugar and oil, so it's very popular with the ladies. >> reporter: our traditional fillings include red bean, ham and nuts, and salty egg yoke. according to legend moon cakes date back at least to the 1300s. chinese rebels at the time stuffed them with war plans as opposed to egg yokes and then sent them to each other. well, their among goal yoon rulers didn't catch on and they were eventually overthrown. today's chinese new rich are sending their bakers a different kind of message. not for war, but for moon cake with a modern twist. and hong kong is answering the call. its chinese culinary team rolls out a few new flavors each year.
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a hotel first, white wine infused custard filling. >> translator: we reinvent moon cakes because traditional ones are easily found across hong kong, but we want to appeal to customers across the world. >> reporter: the true test is in the taste. fine infusion first. >> it's like custard in here. it's very smooth and very -- it's stiwarm, actually, from the ovoo. hmm, very nice. >> translator: the sweet french wine we've chosen blends with the taste of the creamy custard. they compliment each other. next nuts and italian parma ham. >> it's a little savory because of the parma ham. now, how much ham is in here because usually moon cakes are usually sweet, right? >> yeah. >> translator: yes, but we didn't put too much ham in because it's salty. the mix of sweet and salty makes for a downevening taste.
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>> reporter: last salty egg yoke with southeast asian inspiration. >> nice. >> it tastes like the pine appear ple starts that are found in singapore. they're very nice. >> reporter: back in the kitchen the chef and his team keep hand molding moon cakes for the holiday. they've already sold more than 100,000 this season and sales are up 20% from last year. proof there is demand for change and that change is in the baking. nice. newspaper writers are taking on harvard university, and it's all over the piece of papayrus that some early christians believe proves that jesus was married. we'll explain. but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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